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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TIDAL

I had missed the tidal train, and I represented that this had caused me some inconvenience.

The tidal wave of progress, once repulsed, is not likely to subside forever.

He sat, vaguely hoping there might be tidal waves, earthquakes, cataclysms.

A great Peruvian earthquake sent a tidal wave into the Red Sea.

Carried by the tidal rush the old tub circled in a great ellipse.

We must now revert to the tidal history of the earth-moon system.

The doctrine of tidal evolution has shown us what those agents were.

This presents the demonstration of tidal evolution in a fresh light.

Is that ever at rest, with its unceasing wave and tidal motion?

We are twenty-one miles from Eastham, and at the end of the tidal course.

WORD ORIGIN

1807, a hybrid formation from tide (n.) + Latin-derived suffix -al (1). A tidal wave (1830) is properly high water caused by movements of the tides; erroneous use for "tsunami, great ocean wave caused by an earthquake, etc." is recorded from 1878.

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